Desktop Switchoff Annoyances
This is a collection of annoyances that the participants of the February 2010 Desktop Switchoff experienced. It is supposed to offer ideas for future improvements of either desktop environments. Every entry is signed by the person who experienced a specific annoyance to make it easier to work out a solution together.
KDE to GNOME Switchers
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GNOME to KDE Switchers
Especially in conjunction with docking stations. When I dock my laptop I expect the internal monitor to turn off and have my TFT monitor, that is connected to the DisplayPort of my X200 Ultrabase, to take over. In GNOME this unfortunately doesn't work automatically. In KDE however, additionally to it not working automagically, when undocking my laptop (after using it with the internal monitor manually turned off) the internal monitor is not turned on again thus leaving me without any graphical output. I can then only zap the X server and login again. --Heffer 01:01, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Hotkeys don't work as well as I'm used to in GNOME. Based on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (7455-D7G)
|Key||Function||Works in GNOME?||Works in KDE?|
|Fn-F3||Display battery info||OOTB||Yes, after manual setup|
|Fn-F4||Suspend to RAM||OOTB||No (no further setup/testing yet)|
|Fn-F7||Cycle Monitor outputs||OOTB||No (no further setup/testing yet)|
|Fn-F8||Turn off Trackpoint||No||No|
|Fn-F12||Suspend to disk||Not tested||Not tested|
|The following pretty much depend on the player used. I am comparing Rhythmbox to Amarok here.|
|Volume Up||Volume Up||OOTB||After manual setup|
|Volume Down||Volume Down||OOTB||After manual setup|
|Mute||Mute||No||Broken (Only mutes, does not unmute)|
--Heffer 01:01, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
German localization in GNOME is much more complete than in KDE. There are many places that are untranslated (Assuming KDE 4.4). --Heffer 01:01, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
The design does have some glitches. I will try to provide screenshots of the actual annoyances soon. Also GTK Apps look ugly (which mostly isn't KDE's fault)
KDE seems untidy, especially what the menu is concerned. I need a lot more clicks to start programs or adjust settings.
GNOME's Keyring unlocks automatically on login. KDE's Wallet does not and doesn't have an option for that. Also it keeps asking for the password from time to time if the timeout is not deactivated.
GNOME has an option built into the Desktop to format Drives. KDE has a partition manager in the repos which is quite uncomfortable to use.